una·​nim·​i·​ty | \ ˌyü-nə-ˈni-mə-tē How to pronounce unanimity (audio) \

Definition of unanimity

: the quality or state of being unanimous

Examples of unanimity in a Sentence

in a rare moment of unanimity the club members decided to throw a party for themselves
Recent Examples on the Web But there is no unanimity on how best to go about deterring Russia or what measures to take in the event of an attack on Ukraine. Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2022 Yet there was no unanimity over how to answer a question no one expected to face during the NFL’s second pandemic season: How should the league handle an unprecedented and unforeseen surge of cases? Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 20 Dec. 2021 Because there has been a lack of unanimity in the walk-up shows this year, the race is seen as close and unsettled. Paul Grein, Billboard, 13 Mar. 2022 Blocking Moscow from the system would require unanimity among the 27 EU countries, but Germany had been putting up the biggest opposition. Alberto Nardelli, Bloomberg.com, 26 Feb. 2022 Poland and Hungary have threatened to retaliate by stalling other EU decisions that require unanimity, including on climate and energy, as well as foreign policy. Raf Casert, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Feb. 2022 American and European powers have so far responded to Russia's invasion of Ukraine with a remarkable degree of unanimity, toughness, and restraint. Damon Linker, The Week, 1 Mar. 2022 In the United States, which has suffered in recent years from the dangerous virus of political polarization -- aggravated by Moscow's interference -- Russia's attack created an uncommon upswelling of near-unanimity. Frida Ghitis, CNN, 1 Mar. 2022 Georgia, Alabama, Michigan and Cincinnati were ranked in the first four spots when Tuesday's Top 25 was released; however, there wasn't unanimity for the Wolverines or Bearcats - losers of the two semifinals - in the top four. Erick Smith, USA TODAY, 13 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unanimity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unanimity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unanimity. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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